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Dow Tumbles More Than 600 Points As Bond Markets Signal Recession

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:53

Worries that trade war is hurting global economy and 10-year Treasuries yielding less than 2-year, signaling a recession.

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Marine Who Warned Of Insider Threat Should Remain In The Corps, Military Board Says

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:44

Maj. Jason Brezler faced discharge after emailing classified documents over an insecure network. He challenged the Marine Corps' decision, and a board of inquiry recently ruled in his favor.

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MDMA, Aka Ecstasy, Shows Promise As A PTSD Treatment

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:40

Drugs like molly and ecstasy may be best known for giving partyers euphoric feelings. But MDMA, the drugs' psychoactive ingredient, is proving effective at treating severe trauma when used in therapy.

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Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Sues His Estate, Staff Over Sexual Assaults

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:20

A woman in New York who said she was raped by Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who was charged with sex trafficking, is suing his estate. "Today I am starting to reclaim my power," Jennifer Araoz said.

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The Friends We Made Along The Way: After 9 Years, BronyCon Calls It Quits

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:00

For the past nine years, bronies — fans of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic — have gathered in Baltimore for BronyCon. This year's convention was the biggest ever, but also the last.

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A$AP Rocky Found Guilty Of Assault

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 09:15

The rapper was convicted of assault by a Swedish court but will serve no additional jail time in a case that has drawn widespread attention from the music industry and President Trump.

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China State Media Present Their Own Version Of Hong Kong Protests

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 07:43

As pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue to dominate the world's news, China is aggressively presenting a very different picture of events. The audience is its people, and home and abroad.

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What It Means To Listen To Sleater-Kinney Now

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 07:00

What happens when an artist you count on to be one way suddenly isn't? For writer Hanif Abdurraquib, appreciating the left-turn album The Center Won't Hold has meant letting go of years of nostalgia.

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Long A Bastion Of The Left, Tuscany Is Turning Hard Right

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 05:03

Since 2016, the hard-right, anti-immigrant League party has won elections in many towns in Tuscany, a major shift in a region known as the birthplace of the Italian Communist Party.

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Wet, Wild And High: Lakes and Rivers Wreak Havoc Across Midwest, South

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 05:03

Parts of the Mississippi have been above flood stage for months. All of the Great Lakes are at or near record-high levels. It's halting barge traffic, damaging infrastructure and eroding shorelines.

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Adult Victims Of Childhood Sex Abuse In New York Can Sue Alleged Abusers

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 05:00

The one-year filing period, or look-back window, allows victims to bring cases that used to be beyond the state's statute of limitations that legislators overhauled this year.

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Senator Pushes Bill To Curb 'Exploitative And Addictive' Social Media Practices

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 05:00

The legislation by a freshman Republican senator would prohibit features like auto-play and infinite scrolling, used by social media companies to keep users on their platform longer.

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Do Trump Officials Plan To Break Centuries Of Precedent In Divvying Up Congress?

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 05:00

Recent remarks raise concerns the Trump administration won't follow more than 200 years of precedent in dividing up seats in Congress based on population counts that include unauthorized immigrants.

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'Cadillac Tax' On Generous Health Plans May Be Headed To Congressional Junkyard

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 05:00

The tax on an employer's generous health plan — originally envisioned as a way to get patients to avoid unneeded care — has never been implemented. Now Congress is considering a bipartisan repeal.

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Hong Kong Airport Resumes Operations After Court Injunction Limiting Protests

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 03:54

Flights were beginning to return to normal after police in riot gear and armed with pepper spray forced out most of the protesters staging a sit-in at one of the world's busiest aviation hubs.

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U.S. Air Regulators Ban MacBook Pros With Recalled Batteries From Flights

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 22:06

In June, Apple recalled MacBook Pro laptops sold between September 2015 and February 2017 due to batteries that posed a fire risk.

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Trump's New Tariff Target List: Flags In, Bibles Out, Frog Meat Delayed

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 18:41

The Trump administration tweaked its list of Chinese imports subject to a 10% tariff this fall. We found some surprises buried in the thousands of tariff line items.

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Viacom And CBS Agree To Merge In $30B Deal

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 16:50

Viacom Chief Executive Bob Backish is to oversee the new company, to be called ViacomCBS. The new chairwoman of the combined company is to be Shari Redstone, president of National Amusements.

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Ibram X. Kendi: 'Racism Isn't An Identity, It's What You're Doing In The Moment'

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 16:47

Writer Ibram X. Kendi's new book tackles one of today's most important topics. How To Be an Antiracist lays out his definition of what makes a racist — and what people can do to combat racism.

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Justice Department Reassigns Warden Of Prison Where Jeffrey Epstein Died

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 16:17

The warden will now report to the Bureau of Prisons' North East Regional Office. Two other staffers have been placed on leave amid official investigations.

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